Christmas Dress Up Done the Dutch Way (30 pics)

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In traditional Dutch folklore, St. Nicholas has a servant called Zwarte Piet or “Black Piet”. For Sinterklaas (the St Nicholas feast day), which takes place on 5 December, many people choose to dress up as Zwart Piet as the character is a beloved part of the Netherlands’ holiday tradition. According to tales, “Black Piet” gets his complexion from being either Spanish Moor or as a result of getting covered in soot while going down a chimney. Here are some of the Instagrams of this week’s celebrations!

 

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  1. AnnaMolly
    Actually it's celebrated on the 6th too (mostly)
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  2. Veenstra
    Definitely not a Christmas dress up, we have Sinterklaas ánd Christmas separate.
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  3. eco26
    Minstrel show?
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  4. Mr. Ree
    afters u dun be dressin up you gots to go don to da welbare obice n gets yursef yo chek muthafucka n whitey don hav shit ta say bout dat!


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  5. Orlando
    In french that would be: afters u dun jusqu'à être dressin vous gots d'aller au don da welbare n Obice obtient yursef ans chek muthafucka n whitey don hav merde ta disent Bout Dat!
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  6. thawan
    Mr negative has spoke again...
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  7. oddbal
    Dat is racis only black peoples can dress up as black peoples
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